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The Goa,1556 Shared Content Collection. Mostly audio recordings from the region of Goa, in India, shared in the spirit of democraticising the spread of knowledge and information, at no cost, with all who may need it.



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by Various singers. Recorded by Frederick Noronha.
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To promote music, the Saligao Institute organised an Open Mic event on Feb 9, 2021, an initiative by Melina and team. Check out the performers here.
Topics: music, konkani, goa, saligao, saligao institute, musicians, local music, open mic
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by Frederick Noronha (FN) +91-9822122436
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Patsy Barneto has been in Salig ã o, a village in Goa, from 1947, when her parents moved back here from Bihar. She talks about the area and people she knew, the local school (now completing its 75th anniversary), and the life and mores of those times. A wide-ranging talk on a range of topics. 
Topics: goa, village, saligão, village life, reminisces, oral history, goa in the mid 20th century, bihar,...
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by Interviewed and recorded by Frederick Noronha
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Octogenarian Isa Vaz, one of the Goans whose family (and husband's family as well) grew up in Burma in the early part of the 20th century, talkes about life in Burma and also in the village of Saligao (Bardez, Goa) as she knew it. Including in times when it was a Portuguese colony.
Topics: goa, burma, village, saligao, reminiscences, isa vaz
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by Interviewed by Frederick Noronha
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Miguel Braganza (then Michael) was one of the batch of prominent youngster in the Scouting movement in the 1970s. In this, he talks about movement he knew, camps in Saligao, and more... 
Topics: goa, scouting, scout movement, camping, salmona, saligao, miguel braganza
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by Recorded by Frederick Noronha (FN)
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100+ Recipes from Goa and Beyond for Various Celebrations  was released on December 26, 2020  (Saturday) at 12 noon at the Central Library Multipurpose Hall, Pato, Panjim. Authored by Rena D'Souza. Chief guest Fr Eusebio Gomes sfx. Guest of honour Fr Zeferino D'Souza. Published by Goa,1556. 9822122436. In these pages, Rena D'Souza introduces us to a wide range of taste that tickles the tongue and creates lasting memories.  From starters (such as fish ball, ham rolls, sausages 'n cheese) to...
Topics: food, goa, cuisine, cookbook, rena d'souza, goan food
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by Frederick Noronha (FN) for recording
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Online session introducing social media to journalists.
Topics: social media, journalists
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Nonagenarian editor and writer Victor Rangel-Ribeiro has called this the "very first definitive biography of my contemporary and friend, the noted artist Francis Newton (FN)  Souza. The work was launched on December 19, 2020, in an online coversation between the  Director of the Grosvenor Gallery in London     Conor Macklin and Rangel-Ribeiro. This is an audio recording of the interaction. Cover photo: Frederick Noronha.
Topics: fn souza, victor rangel-ribeiro, goa, india, art, artists, books, biography
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by Interviewed and recorded by Frederick Noronha
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Orlando Vaz, a long-time resident (over six decades) of the hamlet of Donvaddo in the village of Saligao, Goa, talks us through the areas he grew in.... A story about the area, it's people and history, and the changing face of Goa -- one of South Asia's scenic and eco-sensitive regions.
Topics: goa, village, saligao, donvaddo, locality, hamlet, orlando vaz, dec 2020
LUCIO RODRIGUES (1916-73) was one of the few outstanding Konkani essayists. An authority on Goan folklore, he contributed several articles in English and Konkani to various periodicals and broadcast many talks. Besides serving as Professor of English in colleges in Bombay and Goa, he was Visiting Professor of Folklore at Indian University in 1969. Rodrigues' essays in English and the English translations of his Konkani essays were posthumously published under the titles *Of Soil and Soul* and...
Topics: goa, portuguese tradition, folk music, mando, dulpod, talk-cum-programme
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The Museum of Christian Art, Old Goa, organised a panel discussion  In the Shade of the ‘Calpataru’  on Thursday,  February 15, 2018 at the Gallery Gitanjali, Panjim, Goa.   In the panel, Jonathan Gil Harris, Aneesh Pradhan, and Ranjit Hoskote spoke of the cultural expressions — literary and musical — that were nourished by Goa's polygot (Portuguese-Konkani-English-Marathi) ethos.  This  programme was part of the ‘Itinerant Institute: Metro City Outreach Programme’ organized...
Topics: goa, polyglot, india, world, exhibits
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by Frederick Noronha
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Ms. Iris, a teacher from Lourdes Convent, Saligao.
Topics: Lourdes Convent, Saligao, teacher, Goa
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by Frederick Noronha
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Fr Thomas Justus Rosario Jose de Sousa completed sixty years of priesthood in December 2020. The Karachi-born priest (many Goans and their families had migrated to that city in pre-Partition times) is from the village of Saligao, where he met FN to reminisce about his life and times and the priesthood in Goa.
Topics: priest, goa, saligao, fr thomas de sousa
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Keyboardist Linda Diniz from Panjim (ex-Ecstacy) accompanies on the keyboard an enthusiastic team of Salig ã o villagers at the first Moonlight Mandos session held on Dec 30, 2020, at the Salig ão Institute Terrace. Participants including Milena, Merlin, Orlando, Gerard, Francisca, Dean and others.  Thank you for making this an evening to remember. Illustration is by Mario Miranda, from the Peter Nazareth-edited anthology of Goan writing.
Topics: konkani, mando, saligão, saligão institute, terrace, moonlight mandos, songs, traditional, music,...
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by Interviewed and recorded by Frederick Noronha. Knowledge of Diego (Diogo) Fernandes.
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Diego Fernandes, my schoolmate of five decades back, talks about fishing and the varieties of local fish in the traditional pond alongside his house in Donvaddo, Saligao, Goa, on September 10, 2020, on a quiet and still pandemic night -- in a year may of us might look back on wistfully. Music:   Ernesto Nazareth's Brazilian tango, o riginal published by Nazareth, in 1909 . Courtesy The Wikipedia 
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Topics: goa, pond, fish, donvaddo, saligao, diego fernandes, traditional knowledge, local knowledge, oral...
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Sheena Pereira and Ambrose Vaz share an unusual interest in creating crafts from the past -- crochet and macrame. They are a generation apart, but their common interest and passion shows in their work and products. Amidst quite some reluctance, the modest duo agreed to go before the mic....
Topics: goa, crochet, macrame, art, handicrafts, traditional, made-in-saligao, saligao institute
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A report on Dalgado Day (May 8, 2012) at the Dalgado Konkani Akademy, in Panjim, Goa (India).
Topics: konkani, roman script, goa, mangalore, kannada script, dalgado konkani akademi, poems, novels,...
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by Recorded by Frederick Noronha. Intro and outro music is Fast Bossa Nova: Falling Stars by Dee Yan-Key
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Lynette De Souza has picked up an old Goan tradition of home-made wines from tropic fruit. Her range is vast, and her experimentation rich. In this impromptu talk she explains how she got into it and what she does. Lynette is based in Saligao, Goa.
Topics: goa, wines, tropical fruit, home-made, traditional wines, saligao
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by Authored by Mervyn Maciel. Published by Frederick Noronha for Goa,1556.
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Bwana Karani . By Mervyn Maciel.  Born in Kenya in the late twenties, Mervyn Maciel has spent many years in East Africa. His love of the African bush and a particular fascination for the tribes – especially those from the Northern Frontier Province (N.F.D. as the Kenyan region was then known), together with his desire to live out in the wilderness close to Nature, prompted him to move to some of the most outlying and isolated areas of Kenya at a very young age. He has served in many areas...
Topics: kenya, goan, bwana karani, goa, east africa
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by Recorded by Frederick Noronha. Sung by respective performers.
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Mandeachi Sanz, an evening of mando, was organised at the Saligao Institute on December 27, 2019 (Friday) from 6 pm onwards. Tomazinho and Irene Cardozo were the guests of honour. Nicholas Sequeira introduced the mando theme. There were performances by the Mando Mogui (adults, traditional) led by Merlyn Francis; the Saligao Mando Rockers (children's, traditional) led by Vallon and Alia Fernandes, Salganvche Songita Ixtt (traditional) led by Simon Fernandes and directed by Orland Vaz with...
Topics: goa, mando, song, traditional, konkani, mandeachi sanz, norma cordeiro, saligao institute
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by Authored by Lucio Rodrigues. Published in this edition by Goa,1556.
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Lucio Rodrigues introduces us to tales and legends that take us back to a simpler Goa of another era.  To a world of sons-in-law and lawyers, Brahmins and old women, villages like  Moira  or Guirim and Sangolda, and more. Professor Rodrigues has been recognised as one of the literary geniuses that Goa has produced.  Long after he taught at the Dhempe College, his legacy of literature lives on through his writing and his students.  An authority on Goan folklore, Prof Rodrigues was visiting...
Topics: goa, folk tales, lucio rodrigues, moira, konkani, goan folk tales, 1960s, konkani tales in english,...
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Milena Marques-Zacharias co-hosts the two-hour weekly programme along with Alan Sequeira, who's originally from Mangalore, in Konkani. Here, she speaks informally to mediapersons and others in the culture space. Date: Feb 26, 2016 (Friday) Time: 4.30 pm Place: The Caravela Cafe and Bistro, Panjim Directions at:   http://www.caravela.in/ Some background info... * * * Cultural (air)waves ------------------ Frederick Noronha ------------------ Sometime last week, an email from Canada pointed to...
Topics: konkani, radio, community, goans, canada, toronto, radio mango
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Dr ISABEL SANTA RITA VAS speaks on the Significance of the Arts in Individual Growth and Social Welfare, organised by the Goa University's Directorate of Extra Mural Studies and Extension Services, January 15, 2021, at 3.30 pm. A recording of the talk. Photo courtesy Subhankar Shah (GU-English alumni 2018-19).
Topics: arts, individual growth, social welfare, isabel santa rita vas, goa university, extra mural studies
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Commissioner for Panjim Sanjit Rodrigues makes a presentation titled *A Proposed Model for the Decongestion of Panjim City*. It is the work of the year-old Charles Correa Foundation, an initiative of internationally renowned architect and urban planner Charles Correa. The Foundation has its offices at 169, San Sebastian Road, Fontainhas, Panjim, Goa, India.
Topics: urban planning, congestion, india, goa, panjim, charles correa foundation, charles correa, sanjit...
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by Author: Rafael Fernandes
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An e-book about the tiatr, a popular form of theatre from the Konkani stage in Goa (India) and elsewhere. When the curtains rise... Understanding Goa's vibrant Konkani theatre André Rafael Fernandes, Ph.D Published with financial support from the Tiatr Academy of Goa (TAG) ISBN 978-93-80739-01-4 Price: Rs. 195 in India. Hardbound. ABOUT THE BOOK Called one of the most vibrant forms of modern Indian theatre, the tiatr strikes a deep chord with its audiences. What are its origins? How did it get...
Topics: tiatr, konkani, stage, goa, india, western india, regional theatre
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by Recorded by Frederick Noronha (FN) off a Zoom talk
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A (partial, starts late) audio recording of Damodar Bhai Mauzo's online interaction with students of Calcutta University on 'Konkani language and literature'. Recorded off a Zoom talk.
Topics: goa, konkani, writer, damodar mauzo, calcutta university
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by Frederick Noronha (Ed)
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On the occasion of the 90th birth anniversary of the scholar, writer, artist, musicologist and linguist Dr Jos é  Pereira from Goa, a bouquet of words and memories to remember a great personality. Compiled and edited by Frederick Noronha and published by Goa,1556 [http://goa1556.in]. To download this book, click on the PDF link to the right.
Topics: josé pereira, scholar, goa, writer, artist, musicologist, linguist, fordham
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by Recorded by Frederick Noronha (FN) from an AIR programme.
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Portuguese is back on the AIR (All India Radio) in Goa, in 2020. A recording of a programme on the Mahadayi (main) Channel. [Photo used alongside is from the collection of the late journalist Joel D'Souza, prolific in his recording of things Goan and a good friend.]
Topics: goa, all india radio, portuguese, 2020, programmes, recordings
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by Stuti Choral Ensemble and Baroque Ensemble, Goa (recorded by FN)
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The Stuti Choral Ensemble, live, at the Kala Academy, Goa, India.
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Topics: goa, india, stuti, choral music, sanskrit, latin, english, konkani, chamber music, violin concerto,...
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Hymns from Goa. Rendered by Victor da Costa of Curtorim based on the book Songs of Praise  (Goa,1556: 2016) by Pe. Antonio Da Costa of Curtorim/Tempe-Arizona. Credits: Victor Da Costa: music arrangement, organ and violin Jane Mendes da Costa: violin Lenoy Gomendes, Lensaudio: recordist [Numbers at the end of the song title refer to the numbers in the book, available via mail order from goa1556@gmail.com ]
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Topics: goa, konkani, victor da costa, curtorim, salcete, goa, adlim konkani bhoktigitam, book song of...
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by Interviewed by Frederick Noronha (FN). Recorded and processed by CCR TV Goa.
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Robert S Newman is a Marblehead (Mass.)-based anthropologist who has studied Goa over a 40-year period. Frederick Noronha, who has been following his work since circa 1985-86, undertakes a long and detailed discussion on his Goa-related work of this anthropologist who really knows how to tell a story. A part of the CCR TV Literally Goa series. This is the audio-only version. 
Topics: goa, anthropology, robert s newman, temples, deities, konkani, umbrellas, goddesses, dreams,...
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"Inspired by the rhythms of the monsoon", Stuti Choral Ensemble and the Goa String Orchestra presented a concert under the baton of Parvesh Java. The programme includes instrumental and choral music by Handel, Rachmaninoff and Goan composers. The highlight of the show will be Franz Schubert’s Mass in  G.  Schubert's Mass in G: The Mass No. 2 in G major by Franz Schubert, D 167, was composed in 1815. This is the best known of the three "shorter" mass compositions which...
Topics: stuti choral ensemble, saligao, Mãe de Deus Church, parvesh java, handel, rachmaninoff, goan...
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Dr Rahul Tripathi talks about the Goa University's Department of Political Science, what it holds out to students joining it, and what they can expect if they study there.
Topics: goa university, political science, rahul tripathi
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Lorna, the Nightingale of Goa, sings at Saligao, during Heritage Festival 2014.
Topics: konkani, song, goa, music, lorna, saligao, heritage festival 2014
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by Dr Stella Mascarenhas-Keyes. Published by Goa,1556.
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An eBook version of Colonialism, Migration and the International Catholic Goan Community .
Topics: catholic, goan, migration, dr stella mascarenhas-keyes
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Portuguese journalist-author Leonora Figueiredo has authored an intriguing book on a surprising Goan personality, the revolutionary student Sita Valles. As a 26-year-old doctor, she was shot dead in an execution by the post-colonial Angolan regime, for allegedly attempting to oust that ruling combine. D.A. Smith, who translated the book into English, discusses its theme with historian Dr Sushila Sawant Mendes and FN.
Topics: angola, goan, diaspora, sita valles, revolutionary, post-1974 portugal
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Folk music from Goa The Mando is a slow verse-and-refrain song, in six-four time, dealing with love, tragedy and contemporary events, both social and political. The Mando-Dulpod is a slower variety of the Dulpod (or a quicker sort of Mando), also in six-four time, facilitating the transition from the Mando's slow rhythm to the quicker one of the Dulpod. The Dulpod itself, in six-eight time, is typically descriptive of Goan life, particularly that of the Christians. The Deknni ("Song of the...
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Topics: music, goa, folk, goa1556, book releases in goa, 2011, music from another era, dr jose pereira, fr...
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by Performance by the Goa Strings Orchestra, recorded by FN
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On Monday, March 17, I  the Goa String Orchestra performed in a concert of international classical music. The programme begins with Handel's jolly "Arrival of the Queen of Sheba". To enhance the couple's amorous mood the GSO then plays Edward Elgar's "Salut d'amour", and follows that up with his "Chanson de matin" (Morning Song). The main work of the evening was Mozart's very lively and tuneful early piano concerto No. 14 in E flat; the soloist is Karl Lutchmayer,...
Topics: goa, strings orchestra, march 2014, concert, international classical music, handel, arrival of the...
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LUCIO RODGRIGUES was one of the few outstanding Konknni essayists. An authority on Goan folklore he contributed frequently to various periodicals like The Goan Tribune, The Navhind Times, The Illustrated Weekly, The Times of India and Goa Today. He also featured on All India Radio and Radio Goa. He won international acclaim as a student of folklore and was a visiting professor of Folklore at Indiana University, USA in 1969. His essays in English and the English Translation of his Konknni work...
Topics: lucio rodrigues, goa, goan personalities, author, writer, konkani, linguist, professor of english,...
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Just prior to the  Goa University  Choir taking part in their first digital performance at the opening concert of the Lancaster Arts Festival, UK an interview with   Argentinian Maestro Santiago Lusardi Girelli on the All India Radio, Panjim, Goa.
Topics: goa university choir, interview
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Francis Rodrigues' release of Vol 2 of the Greatest Konkani Song Hits.
Topics: konkani, songs, goa, francis rodrigues
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Fr. Joaquim Loiola Pereira : Marian Hymns in Audio and on the Guitar (Konkani). Work in progress. Recorded on April 15, 2013 at Altinho, Panjim, Goa.
Topics: goa, konkani, hymns, marian, catholic, fr joaquim loiola pereira
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In the 1970s and thereabouts, Tanzanian-born [Peter]  Donald   Sequeira  was an inspiring Math teacher at St Britto (Mapusa), known as much for  his sense of humour and his popularity with students. Subsequently, he  moved to Qatar and the US, teaching in North Carolina. In the first of a series of talks by invited denizens of Saligao --  the goal being both to spread knowledge locally and highlight our own  achievers --  Donald  will share his experiences with teaching in India  as...
Topics: math, education, goa, united states, north carolina, peter donald sequeira, britto, mapusa, goa,...
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by Sung and recited by the community. Recorded by Frederick Noronha.
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The Litany in Goa can be a quaint mix of Latin, Konkani and occasionally a smattering of English. This is a Catholic tradition which was once very prominent, but now not so often heard. On December 7, 2019, villagers of Saligão decided to have a Latin Litany at the Salmona spring area of their village. A verbatim recording of the event.... organised by Simon Fernandes and team.
Topics: saligão, salmona, litany, latin, spring, dec 2019, simon fernandes
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The Fifth Concurso de Fado 2017, organised in Panjim, Goa, by the Semana da Cultura Indo-Portuguesa (Goa), on Friday, November 20, 2017. The recording starts a bit late.  Among the participants were Category 1 (10-15 years): Amanda Rosa Maria Fernandes ( Alfama ), Athena Kyra Maria Sousa ( Havemos de Ir A Viana ), Bellona Brenda Fernandes ( Tudo Isto e Fado ), Chinmayi D. Parab ( Rosa Branca ), Eric Carlos Faleiro ( Igreja de Sta. Cruz ), Eric J Pereira ( Amor de Mel ), Kiana Zara Menezes (...
Topics: goa, fado, portuguese, song, music, india, lisbon, semana da cultura indo-portuguesa, concurso de...
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DECIPHERING LAYERS - NEW PERSPECTIVES ON THE VICEROYS' PORTRAITS AT OLD GOA. A talk held on Thursday, August 22, 2019 at 6 pm at the FUNDAÇÃO ORIENTE, in Panjim, Goa.   Under the umbrella of the Old Goa Revelations Project, a multidisciplinary team of experts have been decoding layers of paint and history present in the Viceroys' portraits which are on display at Old Goa.  For the first time in four centuries, we are starting to unravel some of its many mysteries, joining the pieces of the...
Topic: old goa, viceroys' gallery, portraits, old goa revelations project, experts, 16th century, 17th...
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Live recording, at the invite of Omar Loiola Pereira. Omar (guitar and vocals) performs with Selwyn Menezes (violin) at Harmonique, the Latin American Night. Part of the Friday Garage Sessions of July 12, 2019 at the Royal Enfield Garage Cafe, Baga Creek Road, Arpora. Contact and feedback to Omar on +91-8308847174.
Topics: latin american music, omar loiola pereira, selwyn menezes, guitar, vocals, violin, goa, goan...
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[IN ENGLISH AND PORTUGUESE] This is a live recording of much of the II International Symposium “Goa: Literatures, Languages and Cultures” held in Pangim-Panjim-Panaji-Ponnje, Goa between January 16-18, January 2017. The event aims at opening up new opportunities for discussion and research based on, Goa by researchers from India and abroad. Goa is a meeting point of historical and cultural repute that has in a relatively short period of time, seen the emergence of a literature in the...
Topics: goa, literature, pensando goa, university of sao paolo, brazil, researchers, helder garmes,,...
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A book of short stories (in various languages -- Konkani, Marathi, Portuguese) all translated into English is launched at the Fundacao Oriente in Panjim, Goa. Early Dec 2018.
Topics: short stories, fundacao, competition, under the mango tree
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Dr Gopakumar, who heads the Goa University library, talks about its collection and facilities; how it is open to the general public (for reference) too, besides students, professors and research scholars; and some of the databases it has access to plus the rich collection of prominent Goans (Pissurlenkar, Nuno Gonsalves, Carmo Azavedo, etc) of an earlier era.
Topics: goa university, library, goa, books, pissurlenkar collection, nuno gonsalves collection, carmo...
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by Interviewed by Frederick Noronha. Recorded and processed by CCR TV Goa
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While Goa often talks about its diasporic communities, it forgets what could be termed its first major and probably most important diaspora. Thus argues Alan Machado, the author of three books on the Mangaloreans -- Saraswati's Children (history), Shades within Shadows (fiction) and Slaves of Sultans (history). Here he talks about his work, and the Mangaloreans, in an interview with Frederick Noronha (FN)
Topics: mangaloreans, mangalore, alan machado, bangalore, goa, diaspora, goans, expats, goan diasporas
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Dr Anuradha Wagle, Professor and Head of the Department of French and Francophone Studies, talks about the department's plans and history at the Goa University. The music at beginning and end is an original French song written and sung by Aishwarya Andrade and Komal Sharma (MA, II, Goa University).   Thanks to Natasha Gomes for coordinating this recording and more.
Topics: french, goa, goa university, anuradha wagle
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The Dr Ribeiro Goan School alumni/alumnae held their second annual reunion at the Bom Jesu Basilica, Old Goa, Goa on January 26, 2016. This is a recording of the religious event and Mass.
Topics: nairobi, alumni, goa, dr ribeiro goan school, old goa, bom jesu, jan 26 2016, drgs
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Alan Machado, the author of three books on the Mangalorean community from south coastal India ( Sarasvati's Children, history; Shades Within Shadows , fiction; and the latest Slaves of Sultans , published in 2015, history), speaks on issues related to the history of coastal south India. Email Alan Machado at  alan.machado3@gmail.com
Topics: india, goa, mangalorean, history, tipu sultan, hyder ali, portuguese, french, british, colonial...
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Octogenarian Jazz legend from Goa gets celebrated in home state   Many of Goa's best musicians have been neglected for decades.   But in mid-June 2019, a citizens' initiative from Goa paid   tribute to a prominent Goan Jazz saxophonist --  Braz  Gonsalves  -- an octogenarian who is said to have started his  journey playing the sax in a circus. Film-maker Nalini Elvino de Sousa   ( nalini.sousa@lotusfilmsgoa.com ), and a team of  supporters, have announced plans in Goa to make ...
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 Statistician  John   Nazareth  has been working  seriously to work out the figures of Goans who have migrated  across the globe. The Entebbe (Uganda)/Mississauga  (Canada)-based Goan visited his ancestral state of Goa in  September-October 2016, largely to continue with this  ongoing quest. See an earlier link to his work  https://www.mail-archive.com/goanet@lists.goanet.org/ msg112046.html  Nazareth 's phone link in Goa till  mid-October 2016 is +91-7057-182-779, SMS...
Topics: goa, migration, john nazareth, moira, family tree, goans worldwide, canada, entebbe, moira
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Merlin Francis, Norma Cordeiro and team usher in the season's feelings at a Carol singing session at the Saligão Institute, in Arrarim, Goa 403511. (Photo courtesy Gordon Vaz.)
Topics: carols, december, 2019, christmas, saligão institute, arrarim, goa, goan, music
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Dispelling misconceptions of the Holy Church Lisa Monteiro, TNN | Apr 15, 2015, 02.00AM IST In a bid to satiate the appetite of history lovers, Valmiki Faleiro, journalist, former municipal president of Margao and keen history student has written 'Soaring Spirit -- 450 years of Margao's Espirito Santo Church (1565-2015)' with its focus on one of the grandest churches in Salcete. The first church in Salcete, he writes, wasn't built in Verna where the first mass of the taluka was celebrated in...
Topics: goa, margao, soaring spirit, book, valmiki faleiro, goa1556, largo da igreja, maravilhas de margao,...
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Vaman Bhate, of the prominent Varsha Book Stall, talks about bookshops, publishing and printing in the Goa of the 1970s and thereabouts.
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Goa-based cartoonist, Alexyz (Alex Raphael Fernandez) talks about his career in cartooning in Goa, and the influences that shaped him in his youth. He covers his early life in Bombay, the shift down (as idealistic youth) to Goa, the initiatives undertaken here, his work in freelancing, the media in Goa in the 1980s, the books he authored, and more....
Topics: goa, cartoonist, alexyz, alex raphael fernandes, goan, bombay, dadar, st xavier's college bombay,...
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A book that celebrates the Goan village of Saligao, and its achivers (as of the early 1970s).  First edition: May 6, 1973. The first edition was printed and published by F.D. Dantas at the Printwell Press, Luis de Menezes Road, Panjim. Just now available in an ebook (PDF/epub) format: 11 August 2019. The permission of the family of the late author for reproducing this book is gratefully acknowledged. Released to mark the 90th anniversary of the Saligão Institute. This edition is devoted to Fr...
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Recording of the launch function of the book From Darkness to Dawn, a recounting of the militant campaign against Portuguese rule in Goa. Authored by Prabhakar Sinari. Released on December 15, 2017.
Topics: colonialism, campaign, Azad Gomantak Dal, Goa, India, 1961, 1947, 1946, campaign against colonialism
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Konkani Hymns of Goa Revisited. Sung by the Aradhon Choir, conducted by Omar de Loiola Pereira. Presented by Funda ç ã o Oriente Museu. A live recording at the Monte Music Festival 2018, at the Chapel of Our Lady of the Mount, Old Goa, Goa, India. The programme for this concert lays emphasis on Konkani Christian music in Goa. A few hymns in other languages were also added in order to celebrate Goa's linguistic diversity. Konkani Christian music in Goa is incredibly rich,  not only in its...
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Review Goa, as the travellers saw her across centuries Much of Goa's identity comes from the perception of the people that have visited this beautiful land. The book, 'Goa Through the Traveller's Lens', comprises papers of fourteen researchers who have studied travel narratives dealing with Goa from the 16th and 17th centuries to the present times. Café takes a look at their observations Goa has been closely connected with the outside world for centuries now, but how do travellers to this...
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Fr Visita ç ã o Monteiro is a priest with a sense of history. He authored a slim book on the comunidades (land holding collectives) of Goa, and talks about it in this interview with Frederick Noronha. 
Topics: goa, comunidades, Visitação Monteiro, land
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Leonard Fernandes and Queenie Rodrigues, the co-founders of a group of book-related ventures (DogEars Bookshop, Publishing Next and Cinnamon Teal), talk to students of the Goa University, during a field trip to their organisation on March 26, 2018. 
Topics: book, publishing, goa, india, western india, meeting for publishers, boutique bookshop in margao
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Students of the GU's Department of English organised an event called  Pure   Poetry  2017. This well-attended, actively participated-in multilingual event was organised on September 13, 2017 (Wednesday) u nder the decorated tree near the faculty canteen-MA block.   Each student who signed up was given five minutes to recite their  poem, with a request to introduce the poem too. Voices can be heard in English, Konkani, Marathi, Hindi and Portuguese. There were  32 slots due to time...
Topics: poetry, goa, english, konkani, marathi, multilingual, students, gu
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Book release function of the book One For The Road: Role of Alcohol in Goan Society , released in Panjim on Feb 22, 2015 at the Central Library. The book is authored by Dr Biula V. Cruz e Pereira bevigilant786 at gmail.com
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A programme held in Goa, on February 22, 2016 (Monday) just after 6 pm. By the Portuguese music group Senza, held at the Multipurpose Hall, Goa State Central Library, Patto, Panjim.  Organized by Lusophone Society of Goa (LSG) About the group: Senza, a Portuguese group, comprehends a message of deep musical and  cultural union. It's a music project created by Catarina Duarte and Nuno  Caldeira, both from Portugal, after a three-month trip in Asia. In their  music, it is possible to identify...
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Konkani devotional songs.
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Discussions on careers for women at the Saligão Institute. A live recording from the Ladies' Week, 2019 held in the month of November. Jade is a blogger, known for her ThatGoanGirl blog, and has set up her own venture in the media and promotions field. Alina has a very successful business, in Frugert (fruit-flavoured yogurt), after starting out her career as a nurse. Sheena is a lecturer at Wellness and Counseling Centre of the Nirmala Institute.
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Braz Menezes, based in Canada, has set his first novel (part of a trilogy) in Goa and Kenya. It's called *Just Matata: Sin, Saints and Settlers*. Matata is Swahili for "trouble", as Chico discovers in 1928, after jumping ship on a journey from India to Africa. More from the book's (ISBN 978-0-9877963-0-1) blurb: "With some skills and much sweat, he (Chico) navigates the channels open to him under the segregated colonial structure of Kenya, while doing all to keep his heritage...
Topics: goa, novel, just matata, braz menezes, canadian writing, canadian-goans, emigration, kenya, africa,...
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Damodar Mauzo, Konkani author, novelist and short story writer from Goa, talks about his 1979 novel Karmelin, on its 40th anniversary. This is a recording from the Out of Context Book Club meeting of June 22, 2019 at the Alliance Francaise Panjim office in Goa.
Topics: konkani, novelist, goa, panjim, damodar mauzo, damodar, mauzo, karmelin, karmelin the novel, out of...
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Bombay (Mumbai) author Naresh Fernandes talks on his book the Taj Mahal Foxtrot.
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Bwana Karani . By Mervyn Maciel.  Born in Kenya in the late twenties, Mervyn Maciel has spent many years in East Africa. His love of the African bush and a particular fascination for the tribes – especially those from the Northern Frontier Province (N.F.D. as the Kenyan region was then known), together with his desire to live out in the wilderness close to Nature, prompted him to move to some of the most outlying and isolated areas of Kenya at a very young age. He has served in many areas...
Topics: kenya, british, goa, bwana karani
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In 2013, the Goa University began its library science courses. Today it offers Masters and Bachelors degrees in this field. Dr V. Gopakumar, who is the Co-ordinator of the Department of Library and Information Science, talks about the courses, intake, potential for students and why it makes sense to study library science in Goa today.
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